They said, “We were discussing an important matter.” Change into Indirect Speech

They said, “We were discussing an important matter.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: They said that they had been discussing an important matter.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the past continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past perfect continuous tense.

    Past Continuous Tense > Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

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